‘Latitudes’..from IN RIPARIAN FIELDS.. 162 pages, only 9.99, ebook 4.99


Your lips, your hips
your eyes
Your thighs, as for the rest
.. and your breasts

The deltian prize, is
coming home alive
Beneath your fingertips
listening

As once again I’m made
wise
By the soft accents of speech
teaching

What is, and can be
as long as you and I
Conspire
our very private

Attitudes of desire

© Dean J. Baker

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‘Beauty Stands’..from Dark Earth.. 142 pages, 9.99 print, ebook 3.99

Beauty stands in sparrow clothes,
Almost abandoned, sure her love
Life will prove satisfactory this time;
Growth unimpeded, she knows
Knowledge is the greater choice, though
She cannot get beyond her own

Appearance and charm, at least
What I think does not prove harmful;
Allowing hope to stretch between us
Unspoken, unwished for, called
Into being that embraces her finally in warmth:
Where she is no longer her own vain ghost

©Dean Baker

..from THE LOST CANADIAN, VOL. 2.. ‘God’s Daughters’ – print 7.99, ebook 2.99

One woman is hard-scrabble
bitter, and burnt on beer;
talking about testosterone attacks,
in guys who probably
left what passes for their minds
on stained yellow sheets
But not her, she
was never after childhood a mewling
drooling crib-critter,
spattering verbal diarrhea
across kitchen floors, and nobody
ever cleaned up after her:
until now

And the other woman is lovely, too
Sometimes blonde, and often not
as she demurely proclaims
in poetic twit, her concern
for the world; through endless
emotional promiscuity:
involving the priority of politics,
and everybody’s phone number
Looks like these two aren’t so different –
Both have a lot of love to give
One to herself, the other to almost
everyone else: who
consents to drink from the same cup

The redeeming factor in each is equal
to the intensity
with which they conspire; to surrender
to the death she makes,
out of the unwillingness to admit need
One likes to look down on men; the
other anxiously competes –
in desiring men to look down on her
What’s unforgivable in these two fools,
besides their houseproud humility and fate,
is believing men are creatures:
of which society cannot speak, while women
are God’s darlings who wander solicitously meek

 

©Dean J. Baker

 

‘Lies’..from BLOOD UPON THE MOON.. 132 pages, 8.99, ebook 3.99

How you count calories I count pennies
how you manage left-over cash to dispense
in colloquial frenzies of shopping I
follow the stream-bed to where the water begins
eventually again

How you endure the pressure of a full life by
advocating for God or death in the moments
when your buried conscience objects in this
high life of sociopathic culture I mutter
under my breath against the imprecations of happiness

I am confronted with examples of failure
and success equally but none of these are mine
since if you are not comfortable it has
nothing to do with the unfortunate accidents of
lies and betrayal become a cancerous coincidence

I know if you cannot lift yourself – and who
does that alone – up in the happy lie, you will
endure the loss of ease and health, lacking food and
clothes, be seen as the author of detriment by
conscience-riven idiots scared of ghosts

And the contemptuous with their feet upon your neck
will proclaim See, he belongs below, he thinks he’s
someone else, to excuse the hatred and jealousy of
their small and unshriven souls as they pretend
to glory in the eyes of those equally at rest in lies

©Dean Baker

My Books – sale – print books are available at $7.99, $8.99, & $9.99 or less, and the ebooks are mostly $2.99 with the latest at $3.99(published this month & last month), and a couple larger books at $4.99 (160, & 162 pages)

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of my print books are available at $7.99, $8.99, & $9.99 or less, and the ebooks are mostly $2.99 with the latest at $3.99, and a couple larger books at $4.99 – a few others that are higher will be lowered in price once they come off their Kindle promotion.

Especially in the moment for the new books:

I want these books to be read and enjoyed, so the price is an accommodation to what Amazon allows to be charged with a very small sum allocated for myself – usually slightly over a dollar in case of the print books, far less than that in regards to the ebooks which are priced at $2.99 to $3.99, including the ebooks for my latest books.

You can buy the print version and get the accompanying ebook for only 1.99 and .99 from Amazon.

Ebooks at $2.99 –

THE MOON WORN TIDES, Vol.1, The Prose Poems

SOLILOQUIES OF THE HORIZONS, VOL. 2, The Prose Poems

PROVENANCES AND PAROLES

THE POETRY HOTEL

THE MYTHOLOGIES OF LOVE

THE LOST CANADIAN, VOL. 1

THE LOST CANADIAN, VOL. 2

MEASURING GRAVITY BY GRACE, VOL. 1

OUR GEOGRAPHIES, VOL. 2

TORMENTING THE MONKEYsatires

COUSIN HAROLD’S ADVENTURES IN THE REAL WORLD – satires

Ebooks at $3.99 –

CELESTIAL MIGRATIONS IN THE EMPIRE

OF THE DOMINIONS UNLEAVENED

ALL THESE BEING HINTERLANDS

DARK EARTH

SILENCE LOUDER THAN A TRAIN

BLOOD UPON THE MOON

THE TRANSITS OF REVELATION

THE ESCHATOLOGICAL DOG

Ebooks at $4.99 –

IN RIPARIAN FIELDS

OF FLESH SCULPTURES AND ABANDONED LOVE

CELESTIAL MIGRATIONS IN THE EMPIRE published on Dec.20/17, and OF THE DOMINIONS UNLEAVENED, published a few weeks ago have a companion volume:

The third volume in the unofficial trilogy, ALL THESE BEING HINTERLANDS, my 25th book is published.

None of these were rushed out, thrown together in any hasty measure, but with care and dedication combined to come together in the writing, editing, and process of publication for a period of well over a year +.
It wasn’t until I began winnowing out any number of poems that didn’t fit with the themes I saw developing that the fact that there would be a few books, and then a third brought itself to light.

Enjoy.

[these books are very inexpensive $3, $4, $5 – why ‘click’ without a decision to buy?]

©Dean J. Baker

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